Tips & Articles

25
October
2017

What to See in Victoria Square

Victoria Square is a famous public square in the city of Adelaide. Also known as Tarntanyangga, it is home to some of the city’s most prestigious buildings. It sits at the centre of Adelaide’s grid-like structure and is bordered by a number of important edifices, including the Supreme Court of South Australia, the old Treasury building, and the General Post Office. To the east of the square, you’ll find the Roman Catholic Cathedral Church of St Francis Xavier and the State Government offices, while to the west, there are a selection of commercial buildings, like the Adelaide Central Market and […]

   
  
26
September
2017

The Wines of the Piccadilly Valley

Sitting snug between the pretty town of Summertown to the north and Sterling and Aldgate to the south, the Piccadilly Valley forms an important part of the wine sub-region in South Australia. In the south, the Mount Lofty Ranges soar skywards, creating an impressive backdrop filled with incredible scenery and a range of things to do. To the east, Adelaide City centre unfolds in a bustling show of culture and charm. The region makes up the Adelaide Hills wine region as well as the Mount Lofty Ranges zone. For many years, the Piccadilly Valley was known as a market gardening […]

   
  
28
August
2017

The Lutherans of Hahndorf

Hahndorf offers a slice of German history in the arms of the Adelaide Hills. Here, history meets quaint design in the numerous traditional pubs, eateries, and buildings that line the streets. The town itself sits pretty in the heart of the Adelaide Hills, just 28 kilometres from the hustle and bustle of Adelaide’s city centre. Before the German settlers came and made it their own, it belonged to native inhabitants and dated back 2400 years to when the Peramangk Aboriginal people named the area Bukartilla, after the nearby swimming hole that flowed into the Onkaparinga River. When the European settlers […]

   
  
31
July
2017

Culture and Creativity at the Adelaide Film Festival

The vibrant city of Adelaide bursts with cultural colour throughout the year, bringing anyone on Adelaide city tours a roster of fun events, from art exhibitions, to live performances and lively festivals. Taking place every two years, the Adelaide Film Festival forms an important part of the city’s cultural calendar, bringing the world’s best-loved films from well-known and emerging directors to screens and venues around the city. Held for two weeks during October, the festival will take place between the 5th and 15th of October this year. During this time, visitors will have the chance to attend exclusive screenings, watch […]

   
  
3
July
2017

The History and Handmade Chocolates of Haighs

Haighs Chocolates boasts the title of Australia’s oldest family-run chocolate maker. The company began in Adelaide back in the early 1900s and remains one of the country’s best-loved chocolatiers. Today, visitors can learn all about the chocolate-making process at the stores and pick up delicious treats along the way. History of Haighs Chocolate Haighs was started by Alfred E Haigh back in 1915, where it opened on King William Street in Adelaide on the 1st May. Alfred’s experimental chocolate-making technique soon began to get noticed, especially when he released his chocolate-covered fruit centres – a treat that you can still […]

   
  
30
June
2017

Hearty Hospitality at the Hahndorf Inn

Hahndorf, set just outside of Adelaide in the rolling hills, is a unique town that brings a slice of Bavarian life to Australia. Formed after German settlers arrived in the country back in the late 1800s, the town has continued to thrive as a top tourist destination, promising visitors the chance to experience Germany through food, drink, and activities. The Hahndorf Inn sits less than half an hour outside of Adelaide and is named after the town. The family-owned venue dates back more than 150 years and brings visitors a hearty dose of Bavarian heritage, history, and hospitality. Food and […]

   
  
30
May
2017

Things to Do at Mount Lofty Summit

Just outside of Adelaide City, the towering peak of Mount Lofty casts a pretty shadow over the rest of the region. As Adelaide’s highest peak, the mountain promises visitors numerous outdoor activities and the chance to experience incredible views from its summit. At the very top, you can tuck into light refreshments and snacks at The Summit Restaurant, while the rest of the area plays host to adventurous pursuits and fascinating scenery. Forming the peak of the Mount Lofty Ranges, Mount Lofty Summit attracts more than 350,000 visitors each year. From the top, you can enjoy several walks that weave […]

   
  
11
April
2017

Getting to Know the Donald Bradman Statue at Adelaide Oval

Cricket fans visiting Adelaide City won’t want to miss out on a tour of the Adelaide Oval. As the site of numerous test matches and Ashes wins, the cricket ground is full of fascinating sporting history and incredible stories. Throughout the stadium, you’ll come across plenty of memorabilia that commemorate previous Australian cricket players and their many feats. One such commemoration is the statue of Donald Bradman. For those of you that aren’t aware of this sporting hero, Sir Donald George Bradman (often dubbed The Don) was a hugely popular Australian cricketer who has since been described as the greatest […]

   
  
24
March
2017

Adelaide City – Experience the charm of South Australia’s capital

The undeniable appeal of South Australia’s capital city envelopes all who visit. Adelaide is the country’s fifth-largest city and welcomes millions of visitors each year. Being the beautiful coastal city that it is, Adelaide is certainly one of the top tourist destinations in the entire country, not to mention its proximity to one of Australia’s most famous wine regions. Founded in the early 19th century, the charm of this era still holds true to the city today. There are a number of historical spots around Adelaide, putting on display some of the oldest and most fascinating buildings in the country. […]

   
  
17
March
2017

The Restaurants and Bars of Gouger Street

In Adelaide City and feeling peckish but not sure what kind of food you fancy? Head straight to Gouger Street, a cultural medley of food and drink from all over the world. Set in the bustling Central Business District of the city, the street was named after the first Colonial Secretary of South Australia, Robert Gouger. As you wander the vibrant road, you’ll be greeted with a cacophony of foodie delights that will entice all your senses. In some cosy cafes, you can tuck into family-made recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, while stylish wine bars […]